Don’t worry? What would today look like if you weren’t afraid? How would it feel? Can you even imagine a whole day without being anxious? Maybe it sounds irresponsible to you not to worry about terrorism or your children or your job or your friends or your country or your health or your future. Certainly most of us have made worrying a big part of our job description.
Let me ask you this: if you had a little child, would you want him to crawl through his days under a heavy burden of worries? Would you want him trying to figure out how to pay the mortgage and do calculus and fix the roof and other things that are impossible for him? You’d want him to leave all that to you, right? To trust you to be the grownup.
Well, God does have little children – us – and He doesn’t want our brows furrowed. In fact, He says point blank, “Do not be anxious about tomorrow.” And “tomorrow” is everything but this very moment.
“[T]he word ‘tomorrow’ must stand for any and every point of the future. The next hour, the next moment, is as much beyond our grasp and as much in God's care, as that a hundred years away. Care for the next minute is just as foolish as care for tomorrow, or for a day in the next thousand years--in neither can we do anything, in both God is doing everything.” Unspoken Sermons, Series II, George Macdonald